Orlando Magic Need To Deliver On Fan Appreciation Night

Mike Dinovo-USA Today Sports

Mike Dinovo-USA Today Sports

It’s that time of the year; it’s the last home game of the regular season where teams all over the NBA pays tribute to the folks who forked over 100 bucks for tickets and helped themselves to way overpriced food and drink by giving away prizes and gifts.

For the Orlando Magic, the one gift that the team can give its fans on Fan Appreciation Night tonight against the slumping Indiana Pacers is more inspired play.

In the past three games, Orlando has reverted back to a team that looks like it is tanking on purpose to grab a high draft pick. Whether it is losing sizable first-half leads or generally not showing up at all, the Magic have not given the fans very much to be appreciative about.

So it is only fitting that the Magic give it their all against the Pacers, who all but assured themselves of home-court advantage throughout the playoffs thanks to their much-needed win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat blowing games against the Atlanta Hawks and the surging Washington Wizards.

It is also all but assured that the Pacers will not be playing their starters for very long in an attempt to stay healthy going into the playoffs. So what a wonderful opportunity for Orlando to finally come out and give fans in Central Florida something to look forward to heading into next season.

A win against the Pacers on Fan Appreciation Night would be the best gift they could give fans in Central Florida this season.

Kareem Gantt is an Orlando Magic writer for Rantsports.com. For more from this author, you can ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook and add him on Google

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